“Raku” on paper, exhibit in Vernon, BC, Canada

POP-UP exhibition by Yvonne Krystman “Raku on paper” – Saturday, June 9th, 4-7pm

Join us for a POP-UP Exhibition at the Caetani Centre Studio Gallery

Featuring Artist in Residence Yvonne Krystman

Yvonne Krystman holds a degree in commercial art from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been creating work and learning new techniques for over 20 years.  Yvonne is mixed media artist, potter and photographer. She is a Polish – Canadian artist, living in Florida and is currently a self-directed artist in residence at the Caetani Cultural Center.

Raku is a Japanese word that loosely translates into “happiness in the accident” and is usually used to describe an ancient technique of glazing pottery. In this case, artist Yvonne Krystman presents works on paper that follow the same principles, of turning accidents using different media into visually pleasing artwork on paper.

source: https://www.caetani.org/2018/05/yvonnekrystmanrakuonpaper/


OverExPosed- installation. 2016

My art residency at arts letters and numbers is coming to the end this Saturday.

I totally got what I asked for: being out of my comfort zone 🙂

Interesting enough as a result I am working on a show that examines things I was not comfortable in my past.

Overexposed, examines some ways we are exposing and overexposing ourselves. It can be for so many different reasons from  a purpose of documenting a moment, or medical or  in a attempt to get close to another human. Overexposure happens and like in a photography  overexposed parts become burned out, often blurry…

In this multi media installation, I will overexpose myself… please come if you are in the area!overexposed-showpic

Got accepted into Reece Museum The FL3TCH3R Exhibit

is a national juried show focused on socially engaged and politically motivated art. Progressive art has been integral in the development of contemporary art. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field. Recent social, political, and economic uncertainty has encouraged the production of works that are not meant for mere market commodity but rather these works serve as avenues or agents for societal transformation.

Reece Museum – The FL3TCH3R Exhibit

My artist statement

Growing up in a communist country, I have always seen graffiti as a selfless expression of creative and passionate people. People who are willing to put their time, talents, and often risk prosecution in the name of art or truth.  In a country where you could not trust any media outlets, the truth was spray painted on the street walls.

Even thought this piece was created based on my personal experience and my country is free now I know that often the only truth is still being spray painted daily on many walls all over the world, bringing hope, encouragement or awareness.